Multi rename - use counter only if needed

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Multi rename - use counter only if needed

#1 Post by Dreamer » 08.09.2019, 17:34

This option would be useful to rename files when we don't need a counter for most files, just for few, e.g. we have the photos in format like this: "2019-09-08 17-01-51".

If the photos from multiple cameras/smartphones are used and renamed by EXIF date, some files might have the same time, so also the name is the same - in this case those files are not renamed.

The only workaround is to use a counter for all files, but it's useless, doesn't look good and if we delete some files later, some numbers are missing.

I suggest the option to use counter only if needed and with different options as main Counter.

Example for 3 duplicates, non-duplicate and 3 more duplicates:

Old names:
IMG_2711
IMG_2712
IMG_2713
IMG_2714
IMG_2715
IMG_2716
IMG_2717

Name dates:
2019-09-08 17-01-51
2019-09-08 17-01-51
2019-09-08 17-01-51
2019-09-08 17-04-07
2019-09-08 17-05-35
2019-09-08 17-05-35
2019-09-08 17-05-35

New names - first way (1 digit counter starting with 2 per duplicate):
2019-09-08 17-01-51
2019-09-08 17-01-51-2
2019-09-08 17-01-51-3
2019-09-08 17-04-07
2019-09-08 17-05-35
2019-09-08 17-05-35-2
2019-09-08 17-05-35-3

New names - second way (more advanced, if possible, use counter also for first file):
2019-09-08 17-01-51-1
2019-09-08 17-01-51-2
2019-09-08 17-01-51-3
2019-09-08 17-04-07
2019-09-08 17-05-35-1
2019-09-08 17-05-35-2
2019-09-08 17-05-35-3

Possible ways to implement:

1) Menu option, button, hotkey "add special counter only for duplicate items".
2) Or use [ca] as "counter advanced", for duplicates only (use a separator "-" only for duplicates).

Thanks.

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Re: Multi rename - use counter only if needed

#2 Post by augur » 17.10.2021, 14:57

Like it also! Very helpful if photos merged from diffrent cameras...

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Re: Multi rename - use counter only if needed

#3 Post by horst.epp » 17.10.2021, 15:32

Support++
for the proposed solution "New names - second way (more advanced"
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Re: Multi rename - use counter only if needed

#4 Post by Odamn-Ete » 22.10.2021, 15:11

I would like to have this feature implemented as well!

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Re: Multi rename - use counter only if needed

#5 Post by Hugo_W » 24.10.2021, 22:40

I also sort photos from different sources using the EXIF data. The EXIF data are written in front of the "old" file names.
This means that there is always a unique file name given. Example:
Old file name: "IMG-4711.JPG"
new file name "2222-12-12 17_21_33 IMG-4711" or "Holiday2222 IMG-4711.JPG" or "xxyyzz IMG-4711.JPG"
The old part can then be deleted later with the same tool if necessary.
The necessary parameters are well described in the tool.

Additional counters are not necessary.
Greetings Hugo

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Re: Multi rename - use counter only if needed

#6 Post by horst.epp » 25.10.2021, 09:38

Hugo_W wrote: 24.10.2021, 22:40 Additional counters are not necessary.
Greetings Hugo
Thats your personal view.
Don't think that answers other poeples need.
Who said that the proposed feature is only intended for photos or files having such meta data.
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Re: Multi rename - use counter only if needed

#7 Post by Forez » 09.11.2021, 21:54

You have my voice

Just another small piece that could be added to a smooth modus operandi

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Re: Multi rename - use counter only if needed

#8 Post by Dreamer » 09.11.2021, 22:36

Marek wrote: 08.11.2021, 21:50 ================================================================================
Important changes and bug fixes in the release 858
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- Implemented: Multirename - new option added: "Resolve duplicates with auto counter"
Added in 858, thanks, Marek.

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